Archive for July, 2011

Ventnor Vagabond On eBay, It’s Fiberglass, It’s Wood, It’s New, It’s Old.. What ever it is, it’s cool!

Lets start by saying that Ventnors are very cool boats. And the old ones, are way cool.. But.. Set aside your old wood mindset for a second. They are painted wood.. So its not like you are showing off a

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Woody Boater Dashboard Cookies!

So I am out all day for a meeting.. and while I am out, the boatress decides that it would be a fun diversion to bake some cookies…on the dashboard of the Woodybotermobile! Yup! It was so hot here ya…

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Miss Supertest 50th Anniversary Celebration August 6-7-8, 2011 – In Picton, Ontario

The folks up in Canada take their vintage hydroplane history very seriously.  A few weeks ago Woody Boater ran a story about the historic Greavette hydroplane named “Miss Canada IV”.  In early July the unique 1949 33′ two-step design by…

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Antique Boat Center Launches New Water-Ready Certified Program!

Antique Boat Center… on a quest to be the #1 place to go for all your Classic Boat needs, has raised the bar for buyers and sellers offering a Water – Ready Certified Program with a 1 year warranty!

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One Very Very Very Very Very Very Cool Cruiser.. Did I say it’s very cool?

If you are in the market for a cool cruiser, after you get out of that therapist meeting you go to twice a week.. hint, its all your parent fault.. Any way..once you get back home, check this out on

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Mecum Adds More Boats To Monterey Auction! That’s Some Spicy Meatballs!

Tune into the Monterey Auction in August and you will not only see some tasty cars go on the block, but now more Woody Boats.. Woohooo. Including now.. yes two Riva’s! A 1971 Riva Olympic 21′ and 1963 Riva 28′ …

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The New Official Woody Boater Go To Classic Boat!

I am not sure where to start. So I will start on Friday night.. You may want to get a cup of coffee.. I left the office mid day Friday to head up to Lake Hopatcong to Katz’s marina… to

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Greavette Sinks At Greenwood Lake Antique & Classic Boat Show!

Breaking News – Today Woody Boater was at the Greenwood Lake Antique & Classic Boat Show in New York State. One minute we saw this late 60′s Greavette like this (above)… The next minute we looked up and saw this!

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Next Weekend The Classic Yacht Association Presents – “Old Fashioned Days In The Park”

Fellow Woody Boater Kevin Murphy chimed in yestersday to let us know about a very special classic boat and car show at Burton Chase Park in Marina Del Rey, California on Sunday, July 24th. Kevin recently became a member of

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Breaking News – Don Ploetner Sr. Converts All His Award Winning Boats To Left Hand Drive!

In a stunning move today Don Sr (as he is referred to by fellow Woody Boaters) today issued a request to Katz’s Marina… to convert all his boats to left hand drive. Stunning all the Classic Boat hobby. Don Sr

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A Woody Boater Feast – Chicken On A Stick On Steroids!

As we prep for this weekends jaunt up to Lake Greenwood, the agency .. My Real Job… decided to have a fun surprise lunch. The Woody Boatress knows how to reach my heart.. and clog its arteries.. The agency  SmithGifford …

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A Father And A Son. A Classic Boat Story.

One of the wonderful things about Woody Boats is the memories that they hold. Wood not only soaks up water and moisture in the air, but also love, hate, and most any emotion they are surrounded by. That is the

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Speedboat Outlaws in stock, in your size and in style!

Woody Boater Store Is Open, New Stuff In Stock.

This years 2014 summer look, is now available to the throngs of fashionistas. Thats right, now you can wear, were, where the latest in...

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What Are Our Boats? By Alex Watson.

Have you ever stopped and added it all up:  the pleasures of owning and operating a classic wooden boat, minus the costs...

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Jim, please don't take this wrong.. But your grandmother is HOT!

My Grandparents Steelcraft – by Jim Hilton

Fellow Woody Boater Jim Hilton sent us in this nice story of his grandparents Steelcraft the other day, in the email he said he...

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Christopher Wise and the boat his great grandfather built.

Cherup – Wise Boat Co. Woody Boater Boat Of The Month And Our Pick For Top Boat Of The Sunnyland 2014 Show.

Many of you may gasp a bit at our unusual pick of this months Woody Boat of the Month and Winner of our Sunnyland...

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Tommy talking to a class at the great Lakes Boat Building School

Tommy Mertaugh Memorial Scholarship Fund At The Great Lakes Boat Building School.

Late yesterday we received this note from The Great Lakes Boat Building School and E. James Mertaugh family regarding a new scholarship in the...

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